1st ever Hip Hop Magazine Closed After 21 Years


I can’t believe I am a week late on this. I only caught it because I was doing my rounds of reading media news. Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines wrote that Hip Hop Connection, which was the first ever hip hop magazine, even before The Source is closing after 21 years.

I think this is sad. Mags like Vibe and The Source are surviving purely because there is a larger market in the US. Because we know otherwise, they would sink elsewhere because the content is shit.

More thoughts on magazines and black oriented media next week.

2 thoughts on “1st ever Hip Hop Magazine Closed After 21 Years

  1. That is really sad. For someone living and growing up in rural Ireland, back in the late 80s, hip hop connection was life changing.
    I presume it is safe to say in the world of the internet and instantly accessible music and lifestyles that magazines will never play this role again.

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